One of the best gifts one can give a dad is his favorite drink, or a bottle of something he’s never had a taste of. It’s like wishing him a pleasurable experience and making sure it happens. Sometimes, giving your dad something to smile about isn’t all that complicated. Here are a few suggestions for the dad who enjoys his tipple—from the world’s first Ube Cream Liqueur to to a coveted slot to a whisky tasting.
1) Bespoke Bottled Cocktails from The Curator
Surprise your drinks-loving dad with a cocktail or two from one of Asia’s 50 Best Bars and the Best Bar in the Philippines for 5 years in a row. Send them a message via Instagram @thecurator_ or visit www.thecuratorcoffeeandcocktails.com to order now.
2) Destileria Barako’s Ube Cream Liqueur
This low abv locally produced Ube drink is dubbed as the world’s first Ube Cream Liqueur. It is described by many as similar to a Bailey’s Irish cream. This sugar cane vodka based blend from Negros is mixed with full cream and Pilipino Ube, or purple yam, producing a refreshing Ube concoction best served chilled or on the rocks, or as shooters.
This inspired concoction by Destileria Barako and its distillery bar, Agimat at Ugat Foraging Bar, just recently bagged a Double Gold medal, aside from receiving the Philippines first product innovation award, at the SIP Awards 2021 held in California. The SIP awards is the largest consumer judged spirits awards in the world.
Available at @agimatbar on IG, www.boozy.ph and Hari ng Kanto FB.
3) Johnnie Walker Black Label 200th Anniversary Limited Edition
In celebration of its 200th anniversary, Johnnie Walker unveiled a brand new look for the iconic brand. A bottle of its Black Label limited edition 200th anniversary design bottle is a welcome addition to any home bar collection. Now available in all leading supermarkets nationwide.
4) Mitchell’s Backyard Brewery New England IPA
Treat your beer loving dad to one of this award-winning microbrewery’s freshly brewed beers. You can get your dad a subscription to its beer club or a sampler of its bestselling beers. A must-try is its hoppy, hazy IPA called The New England IPA which tastes like a Ballast Point Sculpin. Visit this link bit.ly/2ZrN7Ff to order.
5) Proclamation Gin
Give your gin loving dad a bottle of this locally made small batch gin. It highlights the use of sampaguita flowers handpicked by women farmers in Central Luzon. Its subtle floral notes make this gin very versatile that you can enjoy it neat, on the rocks, with soda or tonic water or in a cocktail. Visit www.winedrop.life or @winedrop.life on IG to order a botttle now.
6) The Flavors of Japanese Whisky & Filipino Artisan chocolate virtual tasting
Secure slots for your whisky loving dads to this guided virtual Whisky and Chocolate tasting session hosted by The Tasting Club at LIT Manila on Saturday, June 26.
Japanese Whisky specialist Francis Hasegawa of LIT and Rex Puentespina of Malagos chocolate will be the featured guest speakers and the ones conducting the whisky and chocolate pairing session. Visit @LitManila on Instagram or contact 0917-510-0014 for registration details.
7) Opus One Vertical Wine Dinner at Terry’s
Impress your wine connoisseur dads by securing for him one of the very limited slots to this vertical wine tasting session that will pair some of the most heralded wines of one of the most prestigious wineries of Napa Valley owned by Rothschild and Mondavi with the culinary creations of Juan Carlos de Terry. It’s happening this Thursday, June 24 at Terry’s Pasong Tamo. Contact Ricardo Lopez at 0917 6306744 to secure a slot.